Her first my last first.

I struggle with change and it's really no secret.  I know change can be good- healthy even, but sometimes  (especially when my children are involved) it really makes me sad. Last September Lottie was eating…

A hiragana-kanji mix can make reading a lot…

It’s no news that Japanese writing is a complex affair. Apart from the sheer number of characters — 48 each for the hiragana and katakana syllabaries plus an almost open-ended number of kanji — there…

My ‘Cabin Bag-Only’ Weekend Beauty Stash

And it all fits into one of those *tiny* plastic bags For the second half of the year, due to time-off constraints Mark and I have stuck to long weekend travel. Madrid came first, then…